"I only get one life and I will not let Fibromyalgia take the joy from my living it."

Friday, April 13, 2012

Pain in the Bum

Someone mentioned this topic in a comment on the post Monster List of Fibromyalgia Symptoms. I recently experienced it for myself. Had she not mentioned it I would never have written about it either. But here I am laying it bare, once again. So what is it? Hemorrhoids. For some reason, after my gall bladder surgery I developed a hemorrhoid. Not sure why since it was easier to go after than before. Here we go with TMI. In case you didn't know. Once you have your gall bladder out fat will run right through you. So if you eat something with a lot of grease or fat, you gotta go. Immediately! And it literally just runs out of you. And it burns! It's disgusting. It only happened to me twice because I said, that's gross. I don't want to have to experience that so I'm not going to eat anything that is going to cause it. Can that cause the hemorrhoids? I don't know. But I got one. I say one because it is just one, but it's a biggie. I recalled having read in a magazine some home remedies for hemorrhoids. So I implemented them. Pineapple is supposed to help. So I bought some pineapple juice and started drinking a can every day. And witch hazel, a natural astringent. I looked at the active ingredient in the Tucks pads and it's witch hazel. So I bought a bottle of straight witch hazel. It's near the rubbing alcohol in the first aid aisle. The bottle usually looks just like the rubbing alcohol bottle. I just pour some witch hazel on toilet paper and wipe every time I go to the bathroom and after my shower. It's much greater concentration than the pads and I can flush it. These two home remedies have already started to shrink my hemorrhoid. Good Grief! I can't believe I share this stuff. I only do it to help someone.